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      10-17-2019, 11:28 PM   #10561
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Did you try drifting behind him to intimidate him
No, every time I try to drift, I go off track lol.
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      10-18-2019, 09:09 AM   #10562
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I had the opposite experience last time I did a TNIA event. Missed the first int session, so I ran with novice for a session. Asshat in a crapmaro would not let me pass for half the session...he motor’d me in the straights then I’d catch up and ride his ass in the corner. Every single driver I encountered in intermediate was courteous and gave points quickly.
Lol this happened the first session. Guy in a C4 in front of me driving slow in the dead center of the track never gave a point by. I got lucky when he went straight off the track not braking for a corner. Then some guy in a caged 928 wouldn't point by the line of 6 cars behind him. I pitted and then went back out, enjoyed myself by not being held up for at least a couple laps. I was glad a friend told me about pitting if point bys weren't happening or I was stuck among a lot of cars. Made my experience MUCH better.

Needless the slower, troublesome guys were addressed pretty quick right after the first session and moved to the back of the starting grid.
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      10-18-2019, 09:22 AM   #10563
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These TNIA events are really "YMMV" -- I'm quite surprised the flagging stations and SCCA folks aren't coming down on people for being asshats. I'd be tempted to send the chapter president a note saying the event was run like shit and you won't be back, and that it will probably discourage others from trying it. TNIA is cheap track time, yes, but it's also a recruiting tool.
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These TNIA events are really "YMMV" -- I'm quite surprised the flagging stations and SCCA folks aren't coming down on people for being asshats. I'd be tempted to send the chapter president a note saying the event was run like shit and you won't be back, and that it will probably discourage others from trying it. TNIA is cheap track time, yes, but it's also a recruiting tool.

Well I should clarify, that was all in the first session. Like I said those people were quickly addressed and the last two sessions ran fine, no issues I saw. I got plenty of point bys in my second and third session. One was the c4 who held me up before so it was nice to see he listened.
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      10-18-2019, 10:05 AM   #10565
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These TNIA events are really "YMMV" -- I'm quite surprised the flagging stations and SCCA folks aren't coming down on people for being asshats. I'd be tempted to send the chapter president a note saying the event was run like shit and you won't be back, and that it will probably discourage others from trying it. TNIA is cheap track time, yes, but it's also a recruiting tool.
I've done one TNIA in NOLA and had no issues.

But I cannot in good conscience recommend it for a novice driver. Not when there are so many great HPDE programs focused on proper education of students such as PCA (nationally) and The Drivers Edge (Texas).

Get a year behind you and then branch out.
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These TNIA events are really "YMMV" -- I'm quite surprised the flagging stations and SCCA folks aren't coming down on people for being asshats. I'd be tempted to send the chapter president a note saying the event was run like shit and you won't be back, and that it will probably discourage others from trying it. TNIA is cheap track time, yes, but it's also a recruiting tool.
It's not that easy. Takes a lot of work to fix issues like that. It comes down to race control, flangers and then...is the driver even seeing the flags or know what they mean.
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Finally got myself a GoPro, this was my best lap of the day before today was a wash out. I could definitely make up some time in turn 4 with a higher entry speed, that corner is notorious for big accidents though. Probably turned in a fraction early on a couple of the later corners but overall beat my PB by a second which I was pretty pleased with. Car is begging for more rubber on the front, 255 cant quite cut it.

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Did you try drifting behind him to intimidate him
No, every time I try to drift, I go off track lol.
If he isn't checking his mirrors and not letting you by...the drift/pass is much more effective in sending a message.
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Great meeting you!

Today sucked, be glad u left when u did. I never went out but stuck around all day for my student. They compressed the schedule in the afternoon and ended up black flagging the last session due to deteriorating conditions. All of paddock was flooded and there were lakes in areas on track. It was bad.

Second event in a row driving home on semi slicks 🤦🏻*♂️
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If he isn't checking his mirrors and not letting you by...the drift/pass is much more effective in sending a message.
I'll have to remember that. It would seem aggressively swerving back and forth to keep my tires warm didn't give him the hint
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Great meeting you!

Today sucked, be glad u left when u did. I never went out but stuck around all day for my student. They compressed the schedule in the afternoon and ended up black flagging the last session due to deteriorating conditions. All of paddock was flooded and there were lakes in areas on track. It was bad.

Second event in a row driving home on semi slicks 🤦🏻*♂️
You too man! Shame about the Sunday wash out. My drive home was sketchy as hell, biblical rain on dead RE-71's is not the most relaxing driving. It's going to be a long wait to next year
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out of curiosity, what is written on your rear passenger side window?

looks like a to-do list
Ha yeah they were some notes / checklist items. Finished up some major changes late the night before loading up and trailering to the track. I have a hard enough time remembering anything normally - let alone when on very little sleep.
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Great meeting you!

Today sucked, be glad u left when u did. I never went out but stuck around all day for my student. They compressed the schedule in the afternoon and ended up black flagging the last session due to deteriorating conditions. All of paddock was flooded and there were lakes in areas on track. It was bad.

Second event in a row driving home on semi slicks 🤦🏻*♂️
You too man! Shame about the Sunday wash out. My drive home was sketchy as hell, biblical rain on dead RE-71's is not the most relaxing driving. It's going to be a long wait to next year
For sure

It was not ideal for either one of us
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